LSU Faculty Senate passes proposal for new grading system
- LSU's Faculty Senate approved a resolution Tuesday recommending a new grading system that awards different scores for "plus and minus" grades, arguing in favor of the accuracy and flexibility it would create when giving students their final grades.
- The 26-14 vote had some opposition from LSU's Student Government, which argued the new system could be harmful to "borderline" students, and the proposal gives professors the option to not use the system, which leads some to worry that there could be widespread grading inconsistency if the system is adopted.
- Plus and minus grades still carry full grade-point average scores (i.e. A- is still 4.0, B- is still 3.0, etc.), but under the proposed new system, for example, an A- would grant a 3.7 GPA and a B+ would score a 3.3.
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The LSU Faculty Senate on Tuesday approved a resolution to recommend the university switch to a new student grading system that awards different scores for “plus and minus” letter grades. The 26-14 vote, with four faculty members abstaining, passed despite opposition from LSU Student Government, which has argued that a new incremental grading system could hurt “borderline” students. ...
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